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Hey guys I just got my new Zalman ZM-Mic1 in the mail and am having some issues with them. Using Creative X-Fi Titanium sound card.

1: The moment I turn it on there is tons of static and ambient noise. What can I do to remove this?
2: How can I set it so I can't hear myself? I want to use it for gaming but I don't want to be hearing myself speak.
3: How can I enable push to talk?
4: The volume isn't very high unless I put it right in front of my mouth. I found this "Microphone Level" option in the audio control panel that increases sound but it gives a delay and sounds strange.

Want to start using my mic but this awful static and hearing myself speak makes it awful to use for gaming. Thanks for any help.
    
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Noone? Common setup.
    
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Is there a volume adjuster for the mic? As for not hearing yourself that depends on the program I think. I know skype doesnt let your hear yourself in game, along with borderlands.
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There is a volume adjuster but doesn't do much. My main problem is the static and hearing myself. And program is irrelevant, I mean as soon as I plug the Mic in I can hear myself in my headphones.
    
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Hey guys I just got my new Zalman ZM-Mic1 in the mail and am having some issues with them. Using Creative X-Fi Titanium sound card.
1: The moment I turn it on there is tons of static and ambient noise. What can I do to remove this?
2: How can I set it so I can't hear myself? I want to use it for gaming but I don't want to be hearing myself speak.
3: How can I enable push to talk?
4: The volume isn't very high unless I put it right in front of my mouth. I found this "Microphone Level" option in the audio control panel that increases sound but it gives a delay and sounds strange.
Want to start using my mic but this awful static and hearing myself speak makes it awful to use for gaming. Thanks for any help.

1. don't have that mic/sound card, no idea.
2. make sure you do not have "listen to this device" enabled.
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3. that's software dependent. check the FAQs of the program you are using.
4. see #1.
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Thanks for reply and I don't have listen to device enabled. Can still hear myself.
    
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Well I finally managed to fix the problem myself. Apparantly my 80 dollar sound card is a piece of crap for use with a Mic. I plugged the mic into my onboard and installed realtek drivers and I can't hear myself anymore, sound is fine and there's no static. Plus there's lots of extra features in realtek for enhancing audio, decreasing ambient noises, mic positioning etc. I can't believe my crap onboard works better and has so many more features than my expensive sound card. Hopefully I won't encounter any issues running onboard and sound card and with both drivers. So noones had this issue with an x-fi?
    
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